Industry Certifications and Engineering Technology

Certifications bolster resumes, encourage higher salaries and may assist in job retention.

Industry certifications have become an important part of the workforce as employers are seeking individuals with skill sets that will help their organization compete locally and globally. People who have earned an industry certification have demonstrated they have specific knowledge in technical areas.

EFSC's Engineering Technology program courses align with several industry certifications as outlined below.

IPC Certifications and Related EFSC Courses

IPC Certifications are the standard in demonstrating electronics manufacturing knowledge. EFSC's Engineering Technology instructors offer five courses that can lead to four IPC Certifications. IPC testing is done under the supervision of a certified IPC trainer and EFSC instructors are certified to offer the testing to students who have completed the required coursework.

EETC 1610 - Through-Hole and Surface-Mount Soldering (Prerequisite for all other courses)

EETC 1611 - Standard Testing and Certification
Complete to test for IPC-J-STD-001: Requirements for Soldered Electrical & Electronic Assemblies

EETC 2620 - Advanced Surface-Mount Soldering Technology
Complete to test forIPC-7711/7721: Rework, Modification and Repair of Electronic Assemblies

EETC 1612 - Cabling and Wire Harness Assembly
Complete to test for IPC/WHMA-A-620: Requirements and Acceptance for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies

EET 2621 - Soldering Inspections and Processes (EETC 1611 is a prerequisite)
Complete to test for IPC-A-610: Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies

For more information on IPC Certification or assistance with registering for any courses listed above, contact:
Shawn Coulsey,, 321-433-5302 OR
Meer Almeer,, 321-433-5220 OR
Bruce Hesher,, 321-433-5779

Other Industry Certifications & Credit for Certifications

EFSC is also an approved testing site for other certifications, including the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council - Certified Production Technician (MSSC-CPT), Autodesk/AutoCAD Certification or SOLIDWORKS Certification. Explore other EFSC Certification Testing.

Do you have an MSSC-CPT or SOLIDWORKS industry certification? Find out if you're eligible to receive free college credit in the Engineering Technology program